Four Myths About Beer for International Beer Day

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—

Today is International Beer Day!  To celebrate, here are four myths about beer you might still believe . . .

1.  Drinking a lot of beer gives you a beer belly.  Beer on its own doesn’t cause a belly.  It’s a combination of too many calories in general and a sedentary lifestyle.

2.  Dark beers are stronger than light beers.  Light beers are lighter in color and body, but that doesn’t mean dark beers have more alcohol.  For example, Guinness contains 4.2% ABV while Budweiser is stronger at 5%.

3.  Beer should always be served ice cold.  Ice cold temperatures can actually ruin the flavor of a good beer.

4.  Draft beer gives you a hangover.  Drinking an excessive amount of alcohol, no matter the type, will cause a hangover.

(Eat This Not That! / National Today)